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  • Baseball

    Austin Heuer

    The first athletic team at Carleton, dating back to 1887, the Knights continue to enjoy success in the present day. Head coach Aaron Rushing is Carleton’s all time leader in wins with 177 victories.

  • Men's Basketball

    Quinn Johnson

    The men's basketball team has qualified for the MIAC Playoffs 13 times in the last 18 seasons. Kevin Grow '18 earned All-America recognition and Kent Hanson '20 has taken home multiple All-MIAC awards.

  • Women's Basketball

    Katie Chavez

    The women’s basketball team has collected three MIAC regular-season titles and four MIAC Playoff titles over the last 18 years. The four straight MIAC post-season tourney titles marked the first time in conference history one program won four consecutive conference tournament titles in any sport. The squad has seen four All-Americans and one national player of the year.

  • Men's Cross Country

    Tris Dodge

    The men’s cross country team won its second straight and fifth overall MIAC crown in 2018. Overall, the program has 25 conference titles and one national title (1980). The Knights have advanced to the NCAA Championships 24 times, including a 14th place showing in 2018.

  • Women's Cross Country

    Emily Kaegi, Meg Mathison

    The women’s cross country team has qualified for the NCAA Championships the last eight seasons (2011-2018), 13 of the last 14, and 20 times overall. The team has also been nationally ranked each year from 2006-2018. The Knights won the last two MIAC titles (2017-2018) and have now won 7-of the last-10 conference crowns and 9-of the last 15.

  • Football

    Christian Zaytoun

    The Knights have 57 winning seasons and 465 victories in the history of the program. The Knights had five players recognized as All-MIAC performers during the 2018 season.

  • Men's Golf

    David Perl

    Men's Golf has one of the longest and most storied histories of any athletic program at Carleton. Men's Golf sports the Knights’ first individual national champion in Wally Ulrich '47, who captured the 1943 national title playing against mostly Division I competition. The team won 12 Midwest Conference titles before moving to the MIAC in 1983.

  • Women's Golf

    Alyssa Akiyama

    Carleton captured the MIAC conference title in 2017 and 2018, doing so in record-breaking fashion both times. Since 2015, the Knights have posted a trio of top-seven finishes at the NCAA Championships.

  • Men's Soccer

    Trevor Freeland

    The Knights have advanced to the postseason every year since 2007. The 2018 NCAA Championships run ended with a 2-1 loss at No. 3 Chicago.

  • Women's Soccer

    Ruby Kazemi

    Carleton women’s soccer has averaged 10 wins per season spanning the 13 seasons, including back-to-back MIAC regular-season crowns in 2010 and 2011. Annika Martensson (All-Region), Kaela Mali, and Annika Thomas-Toth received all-conference recognition.

  • Softball

    Anna Lauko

    The Knights returned to the postseason in 2018 and had four players earn All-MIAC recognition: Maris Daleo '21, Katie Eppard '18, Natalie Maurice '20, and Molly Steinberg '18. Amy Erickson is the school’s all-time winningest coach and enters the 2019 season with 253 wins, more than triple the next closest total in program history.

  • Men's Swimming and Diving

    Eli Danson

    Since 1995 the Knights have produced 156 all-conference performances, 41 individual conference titles, 17 All-Americans, 16 Honorable Mention All-Americans and have placed in fourth or better in the MIAC Championships 18 times, highlighted by third-place finishes in 2008, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

  • Women's Swimming and Diving

    Alison Coogan

    Maria Wetzel ’17 made her third consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships in 2017 and Caroline Mather '19 earned All-American honors in 2017, continuing the Knights' trend of success at the national level. Since 1999, Carleton has had swimmers advance to the NCAA Championships in 18 of the last 20 seasons. Over that span, team members have won 9 national titles, turned in 28 All-America performances, and received All-America Honorable Mention 35 additional times.

  • Men's Tennis

    Kevin Mei

    The Knights set a team record having eight members of the squad earning All-MIAC honors during the 2018 season, including Leo Vithoontien '21 who captured All-America status. Head Coach Stephan Zweifel, is a five-time MIAC Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year (2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2017), and has guided the Knights to two of the three NCAA Championship appearances in school history (2004 and 2010).

  • Women's Tennis

    Zoe Park

    Carleton has won a combined eight regular-season and postseason MIAC titles over the last seven years and advanced to the NCAA Championships six times overall. The Knights have been nationally ranked during each of the last 10 seasons.

  • Men's Track and Field

    Ben Withbroe

    Since 2004, the Knights have seen 13 All-America performances and a total of 127 All-MIAC performances. The Knights produced 47 MIAC event titles over that same span. Most recently, Matthew Wilkinson '21 won the 5000-meter run and Lucas Mueller '21 won both the mile and 3000-meter runs at the 2019 MIAC Indoor Championships. The Knights also took home the conference title in the distance medley relay.

  • Women's Track and Field

    Annalise Peebles

    The women's track and field program has witnessed 10 National Champions in 10 different events. Since 2000, the Knights have seen 35 All-America performances and turned in a total of 202 All-MIAC performances, including 83 MIAC event titles. The Knights were third at the 2019 MIAC Indoor Championships where Amanda Mosborg '21 won the 3000-meter crown.

  • Volleyball

    Abby Loe

    Jacki Smith took over the program in 2018. The Knights have posted double-digit win totals in 17 of the last 18 seasons.